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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,019 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 1,541
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 213
Gots: 227 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
9 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington & Klages, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate, Rolled Oats & Roasted Barley.
Hops: Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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Photo of Edwaka01
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TechTriumph
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date; Poured in a snifter.

A - One inch of creamy, bubbly, khaki colored head with decent retention; Solid black in color; Just a bit of lacing left behind

S - Notes of oatmeal, licorice, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and just a bit of roastiness

T - Oatmeal and licorice flavors hit first; Afterwards, the licorice disappears, and more toasty, roasty, and mild chocolate flavors step forward with the oatmeal; Some bitterness and earthy hops come through from mid-taste to the finish as well

M - Just below moderate carbonation; Full bodied; Creamy and smooth mouthfeel; Leaves the mouth pretty dry in the finish

O - Overall, this was a decent stout, but not one that really stood out for me. The sum of all the aromas and flavors just didn't seem to come together quite right for my palate. That said, the look and mouthfeel of this beer were great, and I'm hoping the next Rogue beer I try will bring some redemption.

Photo of paulozanello
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch Black dense color with a small mocha head. Average retention and lacing.

Aroma is of dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste is an explosion of roastiness with dark malts, oats, roast grains, coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Ends with a huge bitter note from the roasted character and hops.

Body is huge and thick with and astringent bitter mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium to high. Abv is well hidden.

Extreme stout with lots of body, malt and roastiness. Almost no residual sweetness perceivable.

Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jjauga
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rsant
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Murrhey
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Thin mocha head but nice retention and ringed lacing. Black in color. It's a frightening looking beer.

S- Chocolate, toffee, some grains I can only assume are oatmeal. It's complex and lovely. This is a perfect smell for me.

T- Smooth and creamy with a bittering aftertaste. The roast malts and graininess of the flavor really come out mid-taste. Quite well done.

M- Medium bodied and very smooth and dry. This is how stouts should feel.

O- I may have found a new favorite beer. All the aspects work in harmony. You devilish Rogue Ales.

Photo of Andrew4321
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown/black pour, with a modest light brown head that all too quickly reduced to a thin and spotty cover.

Smell: Medium + dark roasted malts overlaid with some spicy hops. Some oats, coffee and chocolate too.

Taste: It seems that the brewer replaced some grains (oats and/or dark malts) with hops; this is clearly an AMERICAN stout. It has a moderately bitter finish, with a relatively bitter and near-burnt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with mild carbonation. Has an unusual (for style) light crispness.

Overall: A decent oatmeal stout, but disappointing for a stout made by Rogue. Certainly served too cold and deserving of a re-tasting. I know you feel my pain. ;)

Photo of shoemz
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RKel888
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Swim424
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into Houbrau mug

A-black with a chocolate colored head. very little if no light coming through.

S-fairly chocolatey. A little oatmeal.

T-oatmeal upfront finishing with chocolate. A bit hoppy but mostly just chocolate. Not getting much, if any coffee.

MF- fairly thick. not that carbonated leaving a slight oatmeal aftertaste.

O-really good. Much better than I was expecting when I bought it. I highly reccomend this one.

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jnjander
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wildshire
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of steveh
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark, just like it should be, and a lovely cappuccino colored head. There was some nice lacing, but it disappeared after a while, but there was always a ring clinging to the glass. Just a delicious looking stout.

Smell: Right up front a lovely blend of roast barley, hop, and chocolate bitterness, followed by bready smoothness and a little tinge of yeast. More great stuff.

Taste: Just fantastic, the bitterness of this beer is done so well, and the oats give that classic smoothness and the roast barley helps you tame that chocolate character. Yet again, more great stuff.

Mouthfeel: This is the only place I have a bone to pick with these guys, the carbonation is a little to forward in my opinion. However, this is easily cured by giving the beer a couple swirls in the glass and allowing it to warm to room temperature. Also, as stated previously, the oats work wonders in the smoothness of this fine stout.

Overall: Maybe my favorite oatmeal stout, just a fantastic beer to have with a desert, or even as a desert by itself. The wide availability of this beer makes it even better, an absolute must have in the stout category. If you haven't had this, grab it the next time you go to the store.

Photo of rogueleonardi
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of gatorguy
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep brown color, nearly black. has a light brown head, two fingers worth.

S - Coffee, chocolate, earthy oats

T - Well balanced stout here, all the flavors mesh great. Starts off with some coffee flavor, transitions to chocolate, then to the earthy oats. Hop bitterness is mild and compliments the brew well.

M - What you would expect for a stout, somewhat heavy but has good carbonation.

O - Excellent oatmeal stout, one that I will seek out more often.

Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 3,019 ratings.